Convicted felon wanted for shooting man in police custody
NASHVILLE, Tenn. -
Metro police took a convicted felon into custody on Monday for his involvement in a shooting that occurred in early June.
Corey Johnson was arrested at Rivergate Mall after he attempted to lose police officers in the busy shopping center.
Police previously identified the 23-year-old man as one of the suspects alleged to be responsible for opening fire and wounding Racardo Spencer as he and his wife arrived to their home at Terrace Park Apartments on June 6.
Authorities reported Johnson and suspect-at-large, Antonio Bass, opened fire on Spencer as he got out of his vehicle.
He was transported to Vanderbilt University Medical Center for critical gunshot wounds. He has since been released.
Johnson is charged with attempted murder and was also booked on outstanding warrants charging him with three counts of selling cocaine and domestic assault.
He is being held in lieu of a $500,000 bond.
Police also collected a pistol that Johnson threw out of a car window during a brief pursuit prior to his arrest.
Police are still searching for 23-year-old Bass.
Anyone with information on his whereabouts is urged to contact Crime Stoppers at 74-CRIME.
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